Monday, February 14, 2011

The Blue Water Bridge

The Blue Water Bridge crosses the St. Clair River, connecting the communities of Point Edward/Sarnia, Ontario to Port Huron, Michigan. The initial 3-lane Blue Water Bridge construction was completed in 1938 with a main span across the St. Clair River of 875 feet.

Blue Water Bridge Construction

After dedication ceremonies on October 7th, 8th, and 9th, the Bridge was opened for regular traffic on October 10, 1938. Officiating at the dedication of the Bridge were Mitchell F. Hepburn, Premier of the Province of Ontario and Frank Murphy, Governor of the State of Michigan.

Dedication Cover

A commemorative slogan cancellation was produced in 1938 for the dedication of the Blue Water Bridge.

Blue Water Bridge Opening October 8 1938

Golden-Jubilee Cover

The Golden Jubilee cover and the 1988 slogan cancellation retained the design elements of the 1938 productions.

1988 bilingual slogan

Inserts 1988 Golden Jubilee Cover